I've purchased 4 Rider's Choice saddles and would give them mixed reviews.
The first one was a barrel saddle. (One of the GW Crate, higher end models). The quality was GREAT, no complaints, but it didn't fit my horse. Because I had already rode in it and oiled it before I realized it was a bad fit, I sold it rather than sent it back.
The second one was one of their cheaper Wades. In the $500 range. I wasn't happy with the quality of the saddle but it fit my horse great. So I talked to the owner and returned that saddle for one of their GW Crate Wades, which has the same tree but is a higher quality saddle. I LOVE, love love that saddle! It's still my favorite and never gives my Mustang a white hair, even on 5-6 hour trail rides all summer long.
I was so happy with it in fact that I ordered a 4th saddle from them. It was supposed to be just like the GW Crate Wade that I love except for a few cosmetic changes. I figured if it was to be my dream saddle I might as well order it with a few customizations to my liking. Well, saddle #4 I was VERY disappointed in. It was one of the GW Crate models. It cost nearly $1000. The workmanship was crappy. The stitching went off the edge of the leather on the skirts, the seat had wrinkles in it (it is a slick seated saddle), it had a rawhide cantle and horn and the stitching was not even on the rawhide. One of the breastcollar D's pulled out after a little use, and I don't know what they did with the tree or the rigging but it did not even FIT the same as the older one. And they supposedly had the same tree. It seemed even wider than my first one, too wide.
Like a dummy I thought I was being too picky and I tried to love that saddle and rode in it about a year. After all, it was supposed to be the same as my brown one which was awesome. But between the wider fit and the blemishes I just couldn't make myself like it.
I finally traded it to a lady that buys and sells tack for another saddle. I ended up with a Saddle King Ol' Timer. It has nearly the same features as the GW Crate Wade but the workmanship is much better and it fits my horses better too. I never thought I would own a Saddle King (I thought they were below me) but I just love the Ol' Timer!
So yeah, I don't know what it is with Rider's Choice. They can turn out high quality saddles and they can turn out junk. And I don't know how figure out which one you will get. It's not the money, because the almost $1000 saddle was crappy and not nearly as well made as the first GW Crate Wade I bought from them. Which was lovely! My good saddle was made in 2009 and the cruddy one I think was a 2010.
I actually did try one of the newer Billy Cooks and the quality was nice (about like my favorite GW Crate Wade) but I could tell right off it would not fit my horses so I returned it.
I am afraid to try a Corriente just based off my poor luck with fit (I would prefer to be able to try out a saddle in person), but I have seen enough of them to feel like at least I would know I was getting a quality saddle for the money.
I think buying a good saddle is harder than buying a good horse!
Question for the OP, which saddle did you order?
I am aware that in the eBay
ads, they just have general stock photos of the style of saddle you are getting, but not photos of the ACTUAL saddle you are getting. That makes it really hard to know what you are getting. Some of the saddles in their ads look PERFECT and some you can tell are slightly a-symetrical. So it's hard to know if you are getting a perfect saddle or one with lesser workmanship.
Anyway, after the last saddle I am done with Rider's Choice. I really wanted to be a good customer, but they kind of burned me. I also emailed Rider's Choice after I decided to sell the last saddle, just asking for reassurance that if I ordered another he would pick me out a good one (and explained the flaws on the last one), and the response I got didn't make me feel reassured. It was just kind of like "yes, we can make you a saddle." But nothing about making sure it was well made.
I mean, I really LOVE that one saddle I got from them. All I wanted was another one as well made as the one I love.